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tzatziki sauce in bowl served on a wood board with sliced radishes, carrot sticks, celery sticks, pita crackers, and nut crackers

Tzatziki Sauce Made with Greek Yogurt

This easy Tzatziki Sauce recipe is made from Greek yogurt and is perfect for veggies, pita chips, gyros, sandwiches, grilled proteins, and so much more.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 cups
Calories 77 kcal


  • 1 Box Grater
  • 1 Medium-Sized Bowl


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 seedless cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Peel cucumber, if desired, then using the larger holes on a box shredder or grater, shred the cucumber. Place the shredded cucumber in a strainer placed over a bowl and sprinkle a pinch of salt. Stir the grated cucumber gently and set aside along them to release their juice while you prep the remaining ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, combine shredded cucumber and Greek yogurt then gently stir. Add the minced garlic, lemon juice, freshly chopped dill, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine.
  • Cover and then refrigerate for an hour to allow all the flavors to meld together. Serve as a topping on your favorite Gyro or Wrap or as a dip for veggies and pita chips.


1. Refrigerate the sauce at least 1 hour before serving. 
2. The number of servings will vary based on the application.
3. Since this is made with fresh ingredients you can expect it to last 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
4. Besides serving as a topping for your favorite gyro or warp, tzatziki also makes a great dressing for sandwiches or burgers, or as a dip for veggies or pita chips.
5. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. The nutritional value will vary based on the brand and type of Greek yogurt used.  This recipe is based on full-fat Greek yogurt. It does not include the nutrition for any substitutions. 


Serving: 0.5 cupCalories: 77 kcalCarbohydrates: 8 gProtein: 6 gFat: 3 gSaturated Fat: 1 gCholesterol: 8 mgSodium: 920 mgPotassium: 250 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 3 gVitamin A: 3 IUVitamin C: 18 mgCalcium: 14 mgIron: 2 mg
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